name after

British and Australian English
This page is about the phrasal verb name after.

Meaning: If you name somebody after someone else, you give them the same name.

Synonym: name for (American)

For example:

  • name sb/sth after sb/sth When Bill and Jenny named their son after the revolutionary fighter Che Guevara, their parents thought they were crazy. But now they like the name "Che".

  • sb/sth will be named after sb/sth Manchester United's new stadium will be named after their long-serving manager. It'll be called the Alex Ferguson Stadium.

Note: "Name for" is the American equivalent.

Variety: This is typically used in British and Australian English but may be used in other varieties of English too.

Quick Quiz:

Clair and Ben named their daughter after Clair's grandmother Grace, so they are both called

a. Clair

b. Grace

c. Granny

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